Friday, 26 September 2008

Frank O’Connor Prize

Unaccustomed EarthJhumpa Lahiri won the 2008 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award 2008 for her collection Unaccustomed Earth. The annual award, worth €35,000, is the world’s richest short story prize. Lahiri’s debut collection, Interpreter of Maladies, won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Her characters tend to be immigrants from India and their American-reared children, exiles who straddle two countries, two cultures, and belong to neither

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